Teenagers who bullied and robbed OKU boy charged with stealing and assault

KLUANG: Two teenagers who bullied, assaulted and robbed a boy with disabilities (OKU) at a playground here recently was charged for stealing and assaulting here today.

The duo who were below 18-years-old were however charged in a closed hearing as they were underage.

For the first charge, the two accused were jointly charged with causing injuries to Mohamad Nor Akmal Mohamad, 20, at a playground along Jalan 5/1, Taman Sri Kluang, here at 4pm on March 9.

Under the first offence, they were charged under Section 323 of the Penal Code for voluntarily causing hurt and was read together with Section 34 of the similar code which carries a sentence of one year imprisonment or a fine of up to RM2,000 or both, upon conviction.

For the second charge, they allegedly stole the victim's sling bag, containing a Samsung J2 handphone and RM20 cash at the same time, date and location.

They were charged under Section 379 of the Penal Code for stealing and read together with Section 34 of the same code which carries a jail term of up to seven years or a fine or both, upon conviction.

Deputy Public Prosecutor Mohamad Afiq Zubar prosecuted the case while both accused were not represented by counsel.

Magistrate N. Arun then set April 25 for the case mention and set a bail of RM3,000 per person.

The duo were arrested at the Lambak Mountain Park at 11pm on March 13 after police received a report from the victim's father.

Both tested positive for methamphetamine.

A distressing video clip of a mentally-challenged boy being bullied and assaulted had gone viral and sparked outrage among the public.